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Rajpal Yadav
Born November 26, 1970 (1970-11-26) (age 39)
Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Rajpal Yadav (born 1970) is an Indian film actor, known for his hilarious comedy.

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Early life and education

Rajpal Yadav was born and brought up in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he received his education.

He played in Shahjahanpur theatre in Uttar Pradesh before going to mumbai for theatre training in the Bhartendu Natya Academy. After completing a two year course there, he later went to the National School of Drama.

Career

Rajpal came in Mumbai in 1996 to try his luck as an actor. He was a part of many rural theatrical plays in the U.P-Bihar belt. He went to a number of auditions but despite having an agent—he did not achieve much. It was Ram Gopal Varma who spotted Yadav in the audience of Mast and also in a small role as a server in a cafe. RGV who was impressed asked Rajpal to audition and gave him a very challenging role in Jungle.

However, Rajpal despite his success in the negative role—preferred comedic roles such as in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and went on to become a prolific comedian in Hindi films. His films include Hungama, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri, Dhol to name a few.

Despite comedy being his main orientation, Rajpal has had supporting roles in films like Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon and Pati, Patni aur Woh.

Personal life

He is married to Lakshmi Sagar Prabhakar—a resident of Tamil Nadu, and has a four year old daughter. He has appeared in over 80 films until now.

Filmography

Year/Release Date Film Role Notes
1999 Dil Kya Kare School's Watchman
1999-10-15 Mast Cafe boy
1999 Shool Porter
2000-07-14 Jungle Sippa (Terrorist)
2001 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya Rampal Yadav/Chhota Vakeel
2001 Chandni Bar Iqbal Chamdi
2001 Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar Dada
2002 Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe Raj Naidu
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Lallan
2002 Company Joseph
2002 Lal Salaam Dhattu
2002 Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai  ?
2002 Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin Thief at the parking lot
2002 Maine Dil Tujhko Diya Munna (Bhaijaan's henchman)
2002 Chor Machaaye Shor Johnny - Shyam's friend
2002 Road Bhanwar Singh
2002 Maseeha Surajbhan's brother-in-law
2003 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook Chhotu
2003 The Hero: Love Story of a Spy Major's sidekick
2003 Haasil Chhutku
2003 Darna Mana Hai Apple vendor
2003 Hungama Raja
2003 Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon! Rajeshwar Singh (Raja)
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Guru
2004 Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara Tunda Bhai
2004 Love in Nepal Bunty Guide
2004 Insaaf: The Justice Kailu
2004 Aan: Men at Work Apte
2004 Garv: Pride and Honour 555 (informer)
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Raj Purohit/Paul
2004 Taarzan: The Wonder Car Havaldar Sitaram
2004 Shart: The Challenge Bhootnath - Dhabha's brother
2004 Vaastu Shastra Rajpal (mad guy)
2005 Forgotten Showers Madhav
2005 Waqt: The Race Against Time Laxman
2005 Kyaa Kool Hai Hum Uma Shankar Tripathi
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Bhagat Ram Talwar
2005 Paheli Bhoja
2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya Thapa
2005 Amar Joshi Shahid Ho Gaya Director's assistant
2005 Bye Bye Miss Goodnight Rajesh
2005 James Tony
2005 Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh Mithilesh Shukla
2005 Garam Masala Babban
2005 Shaadi No. 1 Mr. Y
2006 Tom, Dick, and Harry  ?
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Matha Prasad
2006 Love in Japan Chakra D. Dhari
2006 Malamaal Weekly Baj 'Bajey' Bahadur
2006 Shaadi Se Pehle 'Shayar' Kanpuri
2006 Darna Zaroori Hai Insurance Salesman
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Pappu
2006 Chup Chup Ke Bandya
2006 Ladies Tailor Chander
2006 Chashme Bahaddar  ?
2006 Baabul Balraj's Chauffeur
2006 Bhagam Bhag Ghulam Lakhan 'Gullu' Singh
2007 Kahani Gudiya Ki Taufiq
2007 Anwar Gopinath
2007 Undertrial Sagar Hussain
2007 Partner Chota Don
2007 Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Rambhabhai
2007 Dhol Martan 'Maru' Damdere
2007 Go Jagtap Tiwari
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Chhote Pandit/Lal Hanuman
2008 Benaam  ?
2008 Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa Santosh
2008 Krazzy 4 Gangadhar
2008 Bhoothnath Anthony
2008 Hastey Hastey Follow Your Heart Sunny Malhotra
2008 Mere Baap Pehle Aap Manu
2008 Y.M.I. Yeh Mera India Bhola Paswan
2008 God Tussi Great Ho Rangeela - Lottery Stall Owner
2008 C Kkompany Lambodhar Jha
2008 Chamku Hussain
2008 Jumbo Dildaar voice only
2009 Daddy Cool Andrew
2009 Chal Chala Chal Sunder
2009 Billu Jhalan Kumar
2009 Ek Se Bure Do  ?
2009 Do Knot Disturb Mangu
2009 De Dana Dan Dagdu
2009 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Dilip completed
2009 yeh mera india bhola paswan completed
2009 Mirch Kashi post-production
2009 Fauj Mein Mauj  ? post-production
2009 Chai Garam  ? post-production
2009 Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai  ? post-production
2010 Hello! Hum Lallan Bol Rahe Hain Lallan Released
2010 Rann  ? Released

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